Speaking of social media starlets, El Salvador’s Nayib Bukele made a splash on X over the weekend with his dramatic new threads.

The long, high-collared coat with gold embroidery evoked memories of Simón Bolívar and José de San Martín, though some were reminded instead of Michael Jackson, or some sort of intergalactic aristocrat or imperial leader of space.

Bukele broke out the special outfit for his inauguration, an event attended by the who’s-who of the American Right, including Tucker Carlson and Donald Trump Jr. El Salvador welcomes its new imperial overlord